Cyclones thrashed as fairytale FFA Cup story ends

There was no fairytale for Borroloola Cyclones in Darwin on Wednesday night as they bowed out of the Westfield FFA Cup while Cup games continued across the country.

The all-indigenous side from the Gulf of Carpentaria were made to pay for a sluggish start, losing 7-0 at Darwin Football Stadium.

Impressive Hellenic striker Geoffry Lino proved too hot to handle for Borroloola, bagging a hat-trick inside the first 20 minutes on his way to five for the match.

Mat McRoberts netted the other two as Hellenic’s superior speed, quality and big-game experience came to the fore.

But the Cyclones were far from disgraced.